As the Daily Blog exclusively noted at the time, the entire Donghua Liu smear against David Cunliffe was another Dirty Politics organised black ops perpetrated against Labour with the NZ Herald the willing vehicle.
That the very same individual the NZ Herald was claiming had bought a $15 000 book that never existed, a $100 000 bottle of wine that never existed and hundreds of thousands of other dollars in donations to the Labour Party – none of which existed – actually ended up donating to the National Party. This revelation should force immediate resignations from the NZ Herald Editorial team responsible for the false allegations against Labour.
The NZ Herald used the manufactured Donghua Liu smear to generate a character assignation of David Cunliffe that culminated in Political Reporter John Armstrong questioning if Cunliffe should actually stand down as leader.
How extraordinary is that? The NZ Herald’s claims of vast donations all a total fabrication and the embarrassing revelation that instead of donating to Labour, Donghua Liu actually donated to National. The very same Donghua Liu that had Maurice Williamson intervene with the Police for a domestic violence.
This appalling and shameful level of Journalism by the NZ Herald is in my mind another dark chapter of the malicious Dirty Politic tactics used by National’s black op team to plant smears against political opponents that the mainstream media were all too willing to use to con the sleepy hobbits of muddle Nu Zilind.
The voters were played.